Northland is committed to full-spectrum sustainability. Our new Hulings Rice Food Center (HRFC), which combines a certified kitchen, composting, and demonstration gardens is a great example of this. The facility allows Northland to receive large shipments of local fruits and vegetables; freeze, dry, and can these products; and store them for off-season use. The Center also holds our enormous food composting equipment.
Access to Healthy Food
HRFC uses flash freezing to preserve fresh produce, locking in nutrients and maintaining flavor. These foods are local alternatives to pre-packaged frozen foods sold by large distribution companies.In addition to our cafeteria, our foods will be shared with food pantries and local food vendors at reasonable prices.
HRFC is a place for food producers, students, and faculty to come together to learn, teach, and research issues around food, sustainability, and economic vitality in rural communities in collaboration with our sustainable agriculture program.